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3D Scanning in Luton

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3D Scanning in Luton

Luton’s leading provider of metrology grade 3D scanning services. We deliver expert physical object digitisation services for part or assembly analysis, inspection, and reverse engineering.

Working with Formeon

Formeon are experts in high-precision 3D geometry capture and detailed reverse engineering services within Luton and its surrounding regions. We proudly lead the way in 3D scanning and reverse engineering, delivering exceptional quality and precision in transforming physical objects into digital formats for a wide range of applications. Our services, supported by state-of-the-art scanning technology and expert engineering expertise, cater to the varied requirements of different industries, including meticulous part inspection and reverse engineering.

Accurate & Powerful Data

3D Scan On-site

Comprehensive Inspection

Scan to CAD Geometry

3D Scanning Service

The process of capturing the form and dimensions of a physical object using a 3D scanner. Our 3D scanning service creates precise digital models for applications like reverse engineering, quality inspection, and product design. 3D scanning offers several significant benefits, including exceptional accuracy and efficiency. It excels in capturing detailed geometries and complex surfaces, that are unfeasible to measure manually and replicate in CAD.

Optimise Resource

Eliminate the unreliable and demanding burden of manually measuring or replicating intricate surfaces or parts

Reliable Data

3D scanning at ensures the precise capture of components and assemblies, removing the need for unreliable manual measurements.

On-site 3D Scanning

Formeon provides on-site 3D scanning for large or delicate items or we can use our studio and receive smaller items via courier.

Reverse Engineering Service

Designers and engineering teams value reverse engineering for its efficiency and cost-effectiveness in replicating, developing, or archiving real-world components. We produce usable CAD models, aiding development, analysis, or manufacturing. Formeon capture and recreate intricate details and complex surfaces, resulting in substantial time and cost savings while reducing the risk of human errors during measurement and replication.

Generate CAD From Scan

A cost-efficient and effective method of creating manufacturing-level CAD data when none is available.

Renew Design Intent

By analysing the scanned data, we can identify and correct manufacturing defects or deviations from the original design specifications.

No Hand Measurements

3D scanners can easily capture complex shapes and surfaces that would be challenging and time-consuming to measure and recreate by hand.

Contact Us

We handle a mix of projects in many different industries. Need 3D scanning in Luton or nearby? Feel free to reach out, and let's talk about your project.

Industries Formeon Work In

We operate in various sectors, performing 3D scans on a wide range of components, objects, and assemblies. Our capabilities extend from scanning substantial items like boats and vehicles to capturing intricate details such as gears or key fobs.

Aftermarket & Motorsport

  • EV or bespoke vehicle conversions
  • Performance parts
  • Out-of-production parts

Power Generation

  • Gear wear analysis
  • Enclosure design
  • Spatial reference models

AR & VR

  • Special FX documentation
  • Real world digitisation
  • Augmented reality models

Industrial Manufacturing

  • Safety equipment
  • Production line components
  • Digital spare parts

Consumer Products

  • Competitor analysis
  • Prototype digitisation
  • Deformable objects

Robotics & Machinery

  • Complex linkages
  • Gears
  • Moulds and casts

Aerospace & Defence

  • Damage assessment of airframe
  • Obsolete OEM parts
  • Aerodynamic CFD & FEA

Medical & Healthcare

  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Custom mobility products
  • Compression garments

Arts, Culture & Heritage

  • Digital archiving
  • Restoration 
  • Large and small statues

How We 3D Scan Objects

Successful on-site 3D scanning requires a blend of compliance with site-specific regulations and operations, technical adaptability, and robust client collaboration. These components collectively guarantee that the scanning procedure is efficient, considerate of the environment and produces data that is valuable and meets the requirements.

Part Review

We start by gaining an understanding of the intended purpose of the data, as this will impact subsequent stages and ensure that any scanning conducted is thorough yet cost-effective. Additionally, we assess the size, material, and complexity of the component.

Setting Up

Whether we're in our scanning studio or out in the field, we create a plan to scan everything we need. Then, we place scanning markers or reference objects randomly to help the 3D scanner work accurately in 3D space.

3D Scanning

After ensuring our 3D scanner is freshly calibrated we begin the scan. As if digitally spray painting the part, we make sure we scan every area that needs data collecting. This is then fed to our computer as a point cloud so we can work on it in the next step.

Post Processing

Once all necessary geometry is captured, the point cloud data is converted into a mesh and refined to remove scanning artefacts and extraneous elements. From here, we either deliver the refined mesh data as an .STL or advance to the reverse engineering phase.

Our 3D Scanning Examples

Nissan 370z Rays Wheel

Using a 3D scanner captures information at such a rapid pace it is hard to imagine ever creating this information by hand. Using our scanner, we’re able to capture the compound-curving surfaces of the 19″ alloys and tyres in extreme detail.

This was all done without the need for sprays or special tricks to capture the glossy surfaces or black, energy-absorbing rubber.

Applications

Titanium Wheelchair Frame

Titanium, known for its strength and lightness, is ideal for crafting durable, lightweight wheelchair frames.

This process ensures accurate replication or modification of the frame, enhancing the wheelchair's functionality and comfort for users, crucial in mobility aids. 3D scanning thus plays a vital role in customising and improving these essential assistive devices.

Applications

VW Amarok Grille

3D scanning parts to an accuracy of less than half the thickness of a human hair means the data you get can be used in confidence and create parts that require tight tolerances for quality control or fitment.

We 3D scanned a VW Amarok grille and were able to capture its complex form, intricate assembly clips and deep pockets that some scanning technologies simply cannot reach.

Applications

Gearbox Input Shaft

3D scanning of a gearbox input shaft, a critical component transferring power from the engine to the gearbox, enables exact digital replication for reverse engineering and accurate reproduction or redesign.

Essential for quality control, it provides detailed dimensional inspection to ensure manufacturing precision. This process is also vital for maintenance, analysing wear patterns on the shaft, which is fundamental to guide effective upgrades and enhance gearbox performance.

The non-intrusive, accurate, and efficient scanning process ensures the integrity and functionality of this key mechanical element.

Applications

Luton 3D Scanning Service

Seeking detailed and accurate 3D models for your engineering projects? Reach out or use our contact form, and discover how our tailored 3D scanning and reverse engineering services in Luton can streamline your workflow.

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